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Until recently, the jade was one of the most mysterious minerals of our planet, but gradually began to find mineral and there, there. Segodya main sources of jade found in Upper Burma, China, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, the U.S. and Russia. In November 1997 was recorded the highest value of jade jewelry – necklace “double luck”, consisting of 27 beads polumillimetrovyh jadeite, went under the hammer for $ 9.3 million.
Natural red diamonds are so rare that most jewelers never seen them before and did not see it. The world’s largest red diamond known as the Red Shield, and weighs just 5.11 carats, which seems negligible quantity compared to the size of conventional diamonds (the size of the largest diamonds of virtually any kind passes for 600 carats), but red is the rarest color for a diamond.
Precious Garnet is found in many colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. But the rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered only in the late 1990s in Madagascar. Around the same time the blue grenades found in the USA, Russia and Turkey. In daylight, a stone shimmers in different shades of blue-green spectrum, and in the room, by the light of the lamp is dark purple. Such color metamorphosis due to the content of a large number of vanadium. The most expensive blue garnet weighing 4.2 carats – in 2003 it was sold for $ 6.8 million.